We believe there are two types of action you create during an incident – those that need doing now, and those that should be followed-up after an incident has been closed.
Actions that need doing now might be:
Reboot that server
Send some comms to an affected customer
While follow-ups could be:
Improve test coverage of a given codepath
Do some investment to make a service more stable
You can learn more about follow-ups here.
How do I create actions?
There's two ways you can do this:
1️⃣ React with the :boom: 💥 emoji to any Slack message within the incident channel
You can then either assign this action to yourself, or to someone else and they'll be notified.
2️⃣ Use the command /inc action, to create new actions and post any open actions within the channel
What can I do with actions?
After you've assigned actions to either yourself or someone else, you can:
Edit the action
Mark it as completed
Reassign it to yourself
Unassign it from a team member
What if I want to do these actions after an incident?
If you want to complete these actions after an incident, they will become follow-ups and can even be exported to issue trackers such as Jira or Linear (add links in for these here).
When you go to mark the incident as resolved, any uncompleted actions will appear in the modal, and you'll be able to convert these to follow-ups.
You can also use the :fast_forward: ⏩ emoji on any Slack message to convert it to a follow-up too!
Any questions, we'd love to hear from you at [email protected]